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Old 08-24-2012, 05:33 PM   #1
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switching from zoloft to effexor

Has anyone switched from zoloft to effexor, and if so how did your dr work that out with you? Were you able to go directly from the zoloft to effexor? Or did you have to wean off zoloft. HOw did you find the effexor. I am mainly interested in switching because of effexor's help with migraines. Anyone use the effexor for migraines as well? I am hoping to get both the depression and migraines under control. Been on zoloft for about 7 years and really do not think it is doing much anymore. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Re: switching from zoloft to effexor

Hello madcha.

I did the opposite: I switched from Effexor to Zoloft. I gradually decreased my Effexor dosage while slowly increasing the Zoloft dosage.

I haven't heard of Effexor being used to treat migraines. One of the side-effects I experienced with Effexor was brain zaps. These weren't so much painful as they were just odd sensations.

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